On This Day..
1979 Michael Jackson went to No.1 on the US singles chart with “Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough”, his second US solo No.1.
1984 Stevie Wonder started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with “I Just Called To Say I Love You”, his 7th US No.1
2008 In a video message on his website, Ringo Starr announced that he no longer has time to sign autographs and asked fans not to send him any mail at all. “No more fan mail and no objects to be signed. Nothing.” After finishing a tour of the US and Canada, he was dividing his time between Los Angeles, the South of France and his UK home in Surrey.
2016 Bob Dylan was awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature, becoming the first songwriter to win the prestigious award. The 75-year-old rock legend received the prize “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition”.
Brand New Music
Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile | Lotta Sea Lice
After 44 minutes of understatements Lotta Sea Lice is still endearing. Simple harmonies and finger-picked guitars result in a richness that is completely organic. Ambitious production was thrown out the window instead focusing on an intimate just-jammin’ vibes that indie-rock fans could only prior dream of. Burnett and Vile’s chemistry is incredible and undeniable and it’s great to hear something so natrual and unguarded from a first time duo.
St. Vincent | MASSEDUCTION
A stark, eyebrow-raising and absurd look at the current state of the world, MASSEDUTION is St. Vincent at the height of her creative powers. Idea after idea after creative idea stuns the listener (and the critic) into a pulverized mass of not knowing exactly what to say or think. It’s very difficult to put it all together. It’s funny, bleak, uplifting, inspiring, sexy, all encompassing and a complete masterpiece.
King Krule | The OOZ
This is not a record to listen to if you’re looking to get out of a funk. This grimy, brooding record is a nightmarish account of what happens when lonesome night spirals out of control. Archy Marshall’s second outing as King Krule might prove that he’s the definitive troubled voice of a generation.